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    The guy has got to step down.
    And he might be stepping down... Franken is making an announcement tomorrow:

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    NBC had a huge roast of Matt Lauer in 2008 with all the top brass and Today show people. Three hours of joking about Matt Lauer's intra-office hi-jinks. The same people that are now denying they knew anything about his behavior were celebrating it almost 10 years ago.

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...-behavior.html

    Embattled NBC executives have been falling over themselves, insisting they had no idea about Matt Lauer’s pervy past. But if anyone doubts that New York’s media elite was aware of Lauer’s reputation, they should look no further than a top-secret “roast” of Lauer that took place in October 2008.

    The notorious event ─ now legendary in New York media circles ─ pushed the outer limits of sexist, racist, homophobic and obscene jokes — and left little doubt that Lauer’s colleagues knew NBC’s biggest star had a troubled marriage and a wandering eye.


    Last week, NBC’s own Joe Scarborough, who attended the roast but said he left early, feeling uncomfortable, brought it up on “Morning Joe.” Lauer’s peccadillos, he said, were not just known about. At the roast, they were celebrated.

    “The whole theme was that he does the show and then he has sex with people, with employees,” Scarborough said. “So was this whispered behind closed doors? No. It was shouted from the mountaintops and everybody laughed about it.”
    Speaker Martha Stewart joked, “I hear NBC executives call Matt the ‘Cock of the Rock',” according to The Voice.

    Another of the roast’s speakers was current CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker ─ then the chairman of NBC Universal ─ who last week adamantly denied that he had any idea about Lauer’s in-office sexcapades.

    “It’s just good to see Matt up here and not under my desk,” Zucker said from the podium. “I don’t want to say Matt is a germophobe, but he’s the only guy I know who uses Purell both before and after he masturbates.”
    Then “Today” co-host Meredith Vieira was especially crude, making jokes about Lauer and Roker partaking in anal sex during the Turin Olympics, with Roker as the receiving partner. Former “Today” star Katie Couric went next, reading a David Letterman-style Top 10 list of facts about Lauer. Among the digs, “No. 10 - According to his wife, he’s not really an early riser, if you know what I mean.”

    But a shot at Lauer’s in-office relationship with Curry, who was in the room, got the biggest laugh of Couric’s routine.

    “No. 2 - He loves to eat Curry,” she said as Curry (sitting in the audience) went pale and the crowd roared with laughter. “What? Indian food! What’s wrong with you people?”
    But the most cringeworthy comments, in hindsight, were made by Lauer himself, who spoke at the end of the roast. The “Today” star alluded to sex with two former colleagues, Couric and Curry.

    “Let me just say that I saw that colon a lot before the rest of you saw it,” Lauer said in an anal sex joke about Couric (who famously underwent a colonoscopy on air).

    But the twice-married Lauer wasn’t finished joking about sleeping with female contemporaries.

    “What’s with all the small-d--- jokes? It was fun to look over and see Ann Curry laughing… like she doesn’t know how big my d--- really is,” Lauer said, wrapping up an event that The Village Voice called “three hours of d--- jokes.”
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    if you've watched a roast these days, those jokes are par for the course regardless of who the celebrity is, man or woman, etc. not defending lauer, but those jokes certainly aren't evidence they knew anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    if you've watched a roast these days, those jokes are par for the course regardless of who the celebrity is, man or woman, etc. not defending lauer, but those jokes certainly aren't evidence they knew anything.
    IMO, the jokes are usually centered around the truth. Jeffrey Ross didn't make that fat lady joke because Aretha Franklin is skinny (in fact, in 2008 she was huge).

    But I agree that roast jokes aren't exactly the equivalent of deposition testimony.
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    3 hours of dick jokes?! Sounds like a grand ol’time.


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    Just read about Congressman Trent Franks, who had to resign due to conversations he had with staffers about possible surrogacy. He's a big anti-abortion guy. This part of his statement was weird:

    A wonderful and loving lady, to whom we will be forever grateful, acted as a gestational surrogate for our twins and was able to carry them successfully to live birth. The process by which they were conceived was a pro-life approach that did not discard or throw away any embryos. My son and daughter are unspeakable gifts of God that have brought us our greatest earthly happiness in the 37 years we have been married.
    Not being an expert in surrogacy or in vitro fertilization, what is a pro-life approach to conception? Is he saying he had sex with the surrogate mother to conceive the twins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Just read about Congressman Trent Franks, who had to resign due to conversations he had with staffers about possible surrogacy. He's a big anti-abortion guy. This part of his statement was weird:



    Not being an expert in surrogacy or in vitro fertilization, what is a pro-life approach to conception? Is he saying he had sex with the surrogate mother to conceive the twins?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Just read about Congressman Trent Franks, who had to resign due to conversations he had with staffers about possible surrogacy. He's a big anti-abortion guy. This part of his statement was weird:



    Not being an expert in surrogacy or in vitro fertilization, what is a pro-life approach to conception? Is he saying he had sex with the surrogate mother to conceive the twins?
    I'd guess it just means in vivo rather than in vitro fertilization (but I'm also not an expert). When they do in vitro, don't they make a lot of "batches," select the best 2-3 embryos, and discard the rest?
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    Re: Franks

    This is a bizarre one. Is the supposed harassment that he talked about surrogacy with female staffers? Just a little TMI? Or is it a bizarre attempt to explain away his sexual advances?
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
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    This is a bizarre one. Is the supposed harassment that he talked about surrogacy with female staffers? Just a little TMI? Or is it a bizarre attempt to explain away his sexual advances?
    Yeah, the whole story sounds like an episode of "A Handmaid's Tale".

    Dear female co-workers:


    It has come to my attention that a recent memo I sent asking if any of you would like to serve as a surrogate mother may have been construed as inappropriate. I would like to apologize for that and for my failure to recognize that asking a female co-worker if she would like me to impregnate her might be viewed as sexual harassment in this current political climate.


    I assure you I meant no harm when I suggested one of you might be an appropriate vessel for my man-seed. I come from a time when it was a compliment to suggest that a woman could produce fine, robust children. Clearly this is a different age, and for that I am sorry that you will miss out on carrying my child.


    I also should have recognized that, given my position as your boss, asking you to act as my personal baby incubator was putting you in an uncomfortable position. I’m told this made many of you feel that I value women only for their ability to procreate.
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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/o...207-story.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Yeah, the whole story sounds like an episode of "A Handmaid's Tale".


    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/o...207-story.html

    I am sorry that you will miss out on carrying my child
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Re: Franks

    This is a bizarre one. Is the supposed harassment that he talked about surrogacy with female staffers? Just a little TMI? Or is it a bizarre attempt to explain away his sexual advances?
    This is why I asked about that weird line in his statement. If his pro-life conception technique is sex with the surrogate, then I could see why his staffers would be even more troubled by his advancesrequests. Also, it came out today that he was [allegedly] offering $5 million to one of the women.

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    If Dustin Hoffman wasn't finished before, he is now. Some pretty vile allegations coming out against him today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    If Dustin Hoffman wasn't finished before, he is now. Some pretty vile allegations coming out against him today.
    isn’t he like 5’ 4”? if so this all makes sense and was pretty predictable
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    "So which doctor do you have lined up for the in-vitro?"

    "No doctor needed using my technique."
    Part of it is based on academic grounds. Among major conferences, the Pac-10 is the best academically, largely because of Stanford, Cal and UCLA. “Colorado is on a par with Oregon,” he said. “Utah isn’t even in the picture.”

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    Trent Franks must have been inspired by this story and put a different spin on it:

    http://articles.latimes.com/1987-03-...e-county-woman
    Part of it is based on academic grounds. Among major conferences, the Pac-10 is the best academically, largely because of Stanford, Cal and UCLA. “Colorado is on a par with Oregon,” he said. “Utah isn’t even in the picture.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    "So which doctor do you have lined up for the in-vitro?"

    "No doctor needed using my technique."
    isn’t there some crimlaw case where the doctors medical procedure was boning chicks from behind a sheet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    isn’t there some crimlaw case where the doctors medical procedure was boning chicks from behind a sheet?
    Yes, that's happened at least a few times.

    The "Dr. Feelgood" story I linked to above was in my Crim Law text. It's also kind of hilarious.
    Part of it is based on academic grounds. Among major conferences, the Pac-10 is the best academically, largely because of Stanford, Cal and UCLA. “Colorado is on a par with Oregon,” he said. “Utah isn’t even in the picture.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    If Dustin Hoffman wasn't finished before, he is now. Some pretty vile allegations coming out against him today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    isn’t there some crimlaw case where the doctors medical procedure was boning chicks from behind a sheet?
    I think so, but I can't find it. My BIL's good friend from high school is an OB surgeon, and he was telling us he had a woman on the table for some procedure when another surgeon who was there lifted up the sheet and said "I knew they were fake". The friend then replied, "Bishop, I don't think that's ethical." People do some really stupid things.

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    Mario Batali. I thought for sure Bobby Flay would be the first of the celebrity chefs to go down.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...ent/939785001/

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    Mario Batali. I thought for sure Bobby Flay would be the first of the celebrity chefs to go down.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...ent/939785001/
    Years ago Anne Burrell was sued for sexual harassment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Years ago Anne Burrell was sued for sexual harassment.
    I totally believe that.
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    Not hollywood, but since we don't have an official "Politics/Law, Heal Thyself" thread I'll just put it here.

    Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit is feeling the heat. Multiple women alleging that he showed them pornography in his office and asked them if it aroused them.

    A former clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski said the powerful and well-known jurist, who for many years served as chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, called her into his office several times and pulled up pornography on his computer, asking if she thought it was photoshopped or if it aroused her sexually.

    Heidi Bond, who clerked for Kozinski from 2006 to 2007, said the porn was not related to any case. One set of images she remembered was of college-age students at a party where “some people were inexplicably naked while everyone else was clothed.” Another was a sort of digital flip book that allowed users to mix and match heads, torsos and legs to create an image of a naked woman.

    Bond is one of six women — all former clerks or more junior staffers known as externs in the 9th Circuit — who alleged to The Washington Post in recent weeks that Kozinski, now 67 and still serving as a judge on the court, subjected them to a range of inappropriate sexual conduct or comments. She is one of two former clerks who said Kozinski asked them to view porn in his chambers.
    [Kozinski] told The Los Angeles Times that he was unaware of any formal complaint against him. “If this is all they are able to dredge up after 35 years, I am not too worried,” he said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Not hollywood, but since we don't have an official "Politics/Law, Heal Thyself" thread I'll just put it here.

    Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit is feeling the heat. Multiple women alleging that he showed them pornography in his office and asked them if it aroused them.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.90d0e7f3c448

    LOL @ the Kozinski quote. Yeah, I'm sure that's all they have and all they will ever uncover, pal.

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    So Tom Colicchio wrote a fantastic article a few weeks ago.

    https://medium.com/@tcolicchio/an-op...s-742ca722e8f2
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    If you are going to apologize for being a pervy harasser, make sure you add a recipe for a tasty breakfast treat!

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